In testing done by camera image quality experts, the Apple iPhone 6S sits behind many of today’s Android flagship phones. DxOMark, the website in question, conducts tests to determine photo and video quality and gives an overall score on a scale of 1 – 100. The iPhone 6S scored an 82, which puts it on par with the iPhone 6 and 6Plus and the Sony Xperia Z3+.
Leading the iPhone are the Moto X Style, last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the LG G4 who all scored an 83, the Nexus 6P who scored an 84, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge who scored 86 and the reigning champion, the Sony Xperia Z5, who comes in with a whopping 87.
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The iPhone gets high marks overall exposure, fast auto-focus, white balance, and good detail in bright light, but falls flat due to noise in low light, color shading in indoor situations, yellow shading in outdoor conditions, and ghosting and other artifacts.
More than once I’ve heard friends say they stick with iPhones because of the camera. Tests like these prove that not only have Android OEMs caught up to Apple in categories like speed and camera quality, but they’re starting to eat their lunch too. No doubt Apple will dismiss these results and continue on in their reality distortion field, but if you want amazing pictures from a phone, you’re no longer stuck with just one option.
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